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Even knobs have stories We tend to take certain hardware for granted, don’t we? The wheels on our chairs, the fixtures for our lights, the locks on our doors, the handles on our cabinets… we can’t be blamed for not giving them a second thought, they were always just there, serving a purpose. Sometimes life doesn’t afford us a moment to stop and ask “where did that come from?” But when it does, we are introduced to a whole new world, and we’re better for it.I suppose one could laugh at the idea of writing a story about minor kitchen hardware,...

A look at these original swingers The success of a cabinet installation partially hinges on… hinges. It’s those metal things that attach the doors to the frame. According to the Encyclopedia of Hardware, hinges are available in a seemingly infinite variety. However, there are ways to distinguish them from each other. For instance when you see hinges listed as “handed” it’s a term that simply specifies whether the hinges are designed to go on the left or right side of the door. Thankfully, most hinges are interchangeable and knowing the difference between the two really only matters in special situations. In most...

You have options when it comes to Kitchen Cabinets These days, there is no shortage of reasons for preferring to use household materials that are made of substances other than wood. For one thing, there are all those recent concerns of outgassing from formaldehyde-treated woods. Or maybe you just prefer to be ‘Green” and opt for sustainable materials only. Or, perhaps, you simply have no desire to employ any wood for your home or kitchen at all, it’s just not you. Whatever your rationale, you’re not alone. That’s why there are plenty of options available to those who either seek wood...

Strategies for achieving a ‘dream kitchen’ There are many aspects that can earn admiration for a kitchen. One’s idea of a “dream kitchen” is not necessarily the same as another’s, however, but there are certain amenities that everyone appreciates. When your kitchen features a number of these conveniences, it enters the realm of the exceptional. Your kitchen can, too, simply by incorporating any number of these tips...

We went to BuildDirect.com for a little insight into the order of things. There are many advantages to a complete kitchen remodel. You can make it up-to-the-minute modern, and that will contribute to great appeal for potential buyers should you decide to sell. You also add value to your home. But it doesn’t come easy – a quality remodel can be a huge challenge. But you can make it easier. There are established steps to follow that are proven to help streamline the process and guarantee that your vision is fully realized in the final physical results. The game plan can vary...

Clever design tricks for the illusion of spaciousness It doesn’t matter what size your kitchen is, there are ways to make it appear different than its true form. By implementing certain maneuvers, it’s almost as if you can alter one’s perception and make them believe a room is bigger than it really is. There are basic strategies for achieving this illusion. Keeping the walls white is sort of an old standard, but it’s a great place to start. Of course there are other, more clever methods of making the space seem larger. Let’s take a look at a few them:1. Limit...